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Florida Must Expand Medicaid Eligibility

A group called “Florida Decides Healthcare, Inc.,” is leading the initiative to expand Medicaid in Florida through a proposed Constitutional Amendment. Please stop by the Charlotte County Democratic Party’s office and sign their petition. If enough signatures are received, Medicaid expansion as a Constitutional Amendment will appear on the November 2020 ballot. Republicans—who have controlled

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Gun Violence

Action Alert – ARMING CLASSROOM TEACHERS

  The Senate Education Committee filed a proposed bill that would allow arming Florida’s school teachers. SPB 7030, if passed, would repeal the provision of the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program that exempts those individuals who exclusively perform duties as classroom teachers to be armed. This bill is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, February 12,

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Women's Rights

DID “VOTES FOR WOMEN” MEAN ALL WOMEN?

As we approach the Centennial of the 19thAmendment, we must come to grips with the alarming truth that the suffrage movement sold out and betrayed black women. Primarily white American women were given the right to vote. The Southern states from 1890 to 1908 passed voter registration and election laws that disfranchised African-Americans in their

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